Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012 Host Corinne Frugoni Discusses Queer America with Author Vicki Eaklor.

Queer America
A People’s GLBT History of the United States

Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century, Vicki L. Eaklor’s Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the 20th Century is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience.

Written in the tradition of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, Queer America provides a decade-by-decade overview of major issues and events in GLBT history including the Harlem Renaissance, changes in military policy, the Stonewall riots, organizations and alliances, AIDS, same-sex marriage, representation in the media, and legal battles. Eaklor brings the steady hand and perspective of an historian to the task of writing a sweeping work of narrative nonfiction that is both meaningful and relevant to all Americans.

Queer America includes a rich array of visual materials, including sidebars highlighting major debates and vignettes focusing on key individuals. A timeline and further reading sections conclude each chapter; a full bibliography and black-and-white images enhance the text. Queer America is destined to become an indispensable resource for students, teachers, and general readers alike.

Vicki L. Eaklor is a professor of history at Alfred University. She edited Steven Endean’s posthumous book Bringing Lesbian and Gay Rights into the Mainstream and is the author of numerous articles on lesbian/gay history and culture. Eaklor lives in Alfred Station, New York.

publisher’s website: www.thenewpress.com

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